Our elder Drew takes us through our third week looking into the Lord’s prayer, and daily bread – trusting our good Father to supply for our needs, the gift of Christ as the bread of life, and how that changes how we live and forgive.
Our friend Ryan Skaling, from Blomidon Bible Camp, joins us to share an update of how camp has gone this summer, and to preach through the Parable of the Wedding Feast – found in Matthew 21:1-14.
Nevin takes us through the parable of the unforgiving servant, in Matthew 18:21-35.
The importance of this is the gravity of the sin that we have been forgiven by God, and the need for us as Christians to forgive each other of the wrongs that have been committed to us, and by us.
Today Brad continues in our new series, the Parables of Jesus and he reviews the parable of The Sower – Matthew Chapter 13.
The passage for today is Matthew 7:13-29. Jesus, in this passage, provides the answers to three questions about how we are to live in Christ. First, why cannot I simply be “religiously” in Christ? Second, how can I be in Christ “religiously”? Finally, why and how is this so important?
“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” In this sermon, true Christian faith as Christ requires is explained. Simple faith is not simply what you believe, what you do, or just a personal thing. Rather it is how well we, by simple faith, grab hold of the promises of God
This Good Friday sermon focuses on the need for Jesus’ death. Harsh as it may sound, God’s holiness and justice could be satisfied by letting us all die in our sins. But Jesus died because it was God’s will to show his glory by redeeming those who were his enemies. And his death was necessary to atone for the sins of mankind. Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people sacrificed animals for their sin, but Jesus was the final and sufficient sacrifice for all sin.
At PAXnorth, we usually follow the sermon with a response of worship. But the most important response that we can give to the death of Christ is to ask if Jesus’ death was necessary and sufficient for us? Do we believe that we can atone for our sins by our own works? Or do we believe that even after Jesus’ sacrifice, we need to try really hard to be really good, to earn righteousness? Neither of these is the Gospel. In Jesus’ death, he took our sin and gave us his righteousness.